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"I believe schools should equip and empower students to navigate and shape society in order to deconstruct oppressive social institutions like racism and classism, by being places that model democratic decision-making.”
"...in this past year we have experienced many victories in the struggle for a more just public education system. The growth of youth organizing groups signals that the new generation can be a powerful voice in the movement toward equity and excellence in the public schools."
Question 2 was voted down by a wide margin on November 8th, but now is not the time to become complacent. Moving forward, we need to work harder than ever to ensure that our public schools are equity-minded spaces for all children.
Through more than 20 years of No Child Left Behind, we have lived with a uniform definition of accountability, that of a standardized test used to make determinations of student learning and school and district progress. It is time to question some of the assumptions underlying this practice.
CCE’s District and School Design (DSD) practice area convened recently to discuss strategies on having crucial conversations about race and equity. With educational equity at the core of our work and race at the center of our daily news, we questioned how best to talk about race and equity with our partner schools, district, and educators.
Our public schools are a microcosm of the larger society around us. Too often, we as educators try to fend off the outside chatter and focus on the academic work at hand. Dan discusses the important role educators place in creating a counter-narrative to what many of our students are experiencing every day in the world around them, as well as a safe space for them to talk about and make sense of these experiences.